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Channel: It's Okay To Be Smart
Categories: Astronomy   |   Environmental   |   Physics   |   Science  
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Special thanks to my favorite cloud scientist Dione Rossiter for help researching this episode!

“The Cloudspotter’s Guide” by Gavin Pretor-Pinney

The International Cloud Atlas:

William Rankin - The Man Who Rode the Thunder

Bacteria that live in the clouds:

Mass of a cloud:

Amazing facts about clouds:

Abeginner’s guide to being a cloudspotter:

How clouds affect climate change:

The clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros are the same thing:


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Joe Hanson - Host and writer
Joe Nicolosi - DirectorAmanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc.
Kate Eads - Associate Producer
Katie Graham - Director of Photography
Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics
John Knudsen - Gaffer
Dalton Allen - Post-production Intern

Theme music:
“Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod

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